The Most Common "Unusual" Things We Do in the Bathroom
Do you use the bathroom as a place to ESCAPE more than you did before the pandemic? 42% of people say they do it now. And over half of us sometimes take extra-long showers just to get more alone time. People were also asked to name "unusual" things they've done in a bathroom. Meaning stuff you wouldn't normally associate with the phrase "USING the bathroom." Here are the ten most common answers . . . 1. Getting away from people to CRY. 2. Reading a book. Is that "unusual"? It was normal before we all had cell phones. 3. Sex. 4. Hiding out in the bathroom to avoid people. 5. Trying on new clothes. 6. Taking a phone call. 7. Washing your dog. 8. Falling asleep in the tub. Falling asleep on the TOILET also made the list at #33. 9. Having coffee or tea. Beer made the list too at #25. 10. Hanging stuff up to dry, like a bathing suit on your shower curtain rod.
10 Things That Terrified Millennial Children That Are Harmless
The things that WORRY kids the most have evolved over time. Buzzfeed has a list of supposed "threats" that TERRIFIED millennials when they were younger, but are actually mostly harmless. Here are 10 highlights: 1. The Bermuda Triangle being a mysterious and massive concern. 2. Thinking they'd go to prison if they ripped the tag off a pillow or mattress. 3. Worrying that if they swallowed a seed, a plant would grow inside them. 4. Carnivorous, man-eating plants eating you alive. 5. Quicksand being a very prevalent hazard in life. 6. Believing that they'd be inadvertently poisoned by silica gel packs. 7. Being horrified that your shoe could get sucked into the escalator. 8. Thinking that if you turn on a light in a car, the car will immediately crash. 9. Worrying that swallowed gum would stay in your stomach for seven years. 10. Thinking that a ceiling fan could fall on you if you left it on while sleeping.
This Year's Toy Hall of Fame Finalists Include: Battleship, Cabbage Patch Kids, and Settlers of Catan
The National Toy Hall of Fame just announced the 12 finalists for its 2021 class, and once again my favorite childhood toy . . . illegal fireworks . . . was robbed. The finalists this year are: American Girl Dolls . . . Battleship . . . billiards . . . Cabbage Patch Kids . . . the Fisher-Price Corn Popper . . . Mahjong . . . Masters of the Universe toys . . . the piñata . . . Risk . . . sand . . . The Settlers of Catan . . . and toy fire engine. The winners will be voted on by toy industry experts . . . plus public voting at ToyHallOfFame.org for the next week. Around three of the 12 toys will wind up getting inducted. They'll be announced on November 4th. Risk was also nominated last year, but it didn't make the cut. The three that DID make it in last year were: Jenga, sidewalk chalk, and Baby Nancy.
New TikTok Trend: The "Bathroom Challenge" Has Kids Stealing Stuff at School
We've seen a lot of dumb TikTok challenges, but most won't land your kid in JAIL. The newest one is called the "Bathroom Challenge" . . . or the "Devious Lick Challenge" . . . where kids are encouraged to steal stuff from their SCHOOL. We're not talking about minor stuff like toilet paper. The bigger the better, and everyone's trying to one-up each other. So stuff like soap dispensers, toilet seats, hand dryers, and even bathroom stall doors. A few schools around the country have had to limit access to bathrooms, and they're threatening to press charges. But now it's extended beyond bathrooms too. Kids are also stealing things like trophies, fire extinguishers, and foam ceiling tiles.
The Best and Worst Nights for Sleep
When do you get the BEST sleep? According to a new survey, the average American sleeps poorly THREE nights a week . . . with the worst nights being on Sundays and Mondays. The BEST nights are Fridays and Saturdays . . . which seems obvious since those are the days most people can sleep in a little longer. Here are a few other interesting stats from the survey: 79% of people say the quality of sleep they get sets the tone for the following day. And 58% feel like their work performance drags if they don't get enough sleep. Some of the top reasons for bad sleep include: Having to get up to use the bathroom . . . being stressed about the next day's events . . . the room is too hot . . . the room is too cold . . . and knowing you have to be up early the next day.
Have You Bought Chicken in the Past Decade? You Might Be Entitled to a Class-Action Settlement
Is this the silliest class-action lawsuit of all time? The only people who don't qualify are vegetarians and people who've been in a COMA for over a decade. If you've bought CHICKEN at any point in the past 12 years, you might be entitled to money. Someone realized the big chicken companies conspired to limit supplies and keep the price of chicken up. So now those companies have to pay out a total of $181 MILLION. And to qualify, you just need to have bought chicken in one of 23 states between 2009 and December of last year. You didn't have to live in the state. You just had to buy chicken there, or CLAIM you did. The dumb part is so many people qualify, you'll only end up with a few bucks at most. But you can register at OverchargedForChicken.com. Five Productive Things to Do When You're Bored at Work
The next time you're bored at work, why not do something productive? Here are five things you can do, including a few that might help advance your career . . . 1. Look into more education or training. If you're bored, it probably means you can handle more responsibility. Improving your work skillset is never a bad idea. 2. Clean up. A clean workplace makes it so much easier to be productive. Plus, it reflects well on your work habits. 3. Network online. It's important to maintain your professional relationships, both inside and outside of the workplace. 4. Check out your benefits and make sure you fully understand them. It's surprising how many people don't really know what their benefits are. Things like making sure you take full advantage of 401K matching. 5. Update your résumé. You never know when you might need a new job. But if you're bored, you might be ready sooner than later. Just make sure your boss doesn't see you working on your résumé or browsing jobs.
"Rolling Stone" Updated Their "Greatest Songs of All Time" List
For the first time in 17 years, "Rolling Stone" updated their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. Here are the Top 20: 1. "Respect", Aretha Franklin. 2. "Fight the Power", Public Enemy. 3. "A Change Is Gonna Come", Sam Cooke. 4. "Like a Rolling Stone", Bob Dylan. 5. "Smells Like Teen Spirit", Nirvana. 6. "What's Going On", Marvin Gaye. 7. "Strawberry Fields Forever", The Beatles. 8. "Get Ur Freak On", Missy Elliott. 9. "Dreams", Fleetwood Mac. 10. "Hey Ya!", Outkast. 11. "God Only Knows", The Beach Boys. 12. "Superstition", Stevie Wonder. 13. "Gimme Shelter", The Rolling Stones. 14. "Waterloo Sunset", The Kinks. 15. "I Want to Hold Your Hand", The Beatles. 16. "Crazy in Love", Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z. 17. "Bohemian Rhapsody", Queen. 18. "Purple Rain", Prince and the Revolution. 19. "Imagine", John Lennon. 20. "Dancing on My Own", Robyn. Today's Showbiz Highlights
1. In an interview several years ago, NORM MACDONALD talked about cancer, and how he thinks it's much braver to battle it privately than publicly. He also said, quote, "If I had a specific ailment . . . and possibly I do, you don't know . . . I would not talk about it." 2. Health officials in Trinidad & Tobago actually investigated NICKI MINAJ's claim that her cousin's friend got swollen testicles from the COVID vaccine. They couldn't find any evidence of it, and they're not happy that they had to waste their time on it. 3. The "Time 100: Most Influential People of 2021" list includes: Prince Harry and Meghan . . . Britney Spears . . . Dolly Parton . . . Billie Eilish . . . Lil Nas X . . . and Jason Sudeikis. 4. CRISTIANO RONALDO was practicing penalty kicks when one sailed over the goal and hit a female stadium employee in the head. It knocked her over, but she was fine. Cristiano even gave her a jersey. 5. A list of movies with long runtimes that are worth it includes: "Avengers: Endgame" . . . "Malcolm X" . . . "Seven Samurai". . . and "Titanic". 6. The first "Harry Potter" film is turning 20 . . . so to celebrate, HELEN MIRREN will be hosting a competition quiz show. "Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses" will air later this year on Cartoon Network and TBS, before heading to HBO Max. 7. SNOOP DOGG and MARTHA STEWART are doing a Halloween baking competition called "Snoop and Martha's Very Tasty Halloween". The show starts streaming on Peacock on October 14th. 8. "Rolling Stone" updated their "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list for the first time in 17 years. The top three songs are: "Respect" by Aretha Franklin . . . "Fight the Power" by Public Enemy . . . and "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke. 9. LIZZO was busy having sex during the "VMAs" last Sunday. In a TikTok video she said, quote, "I really won a VMA while I was getting my back blown out last night . . . I'll be there next year promise." 10. REBA MCENTIRE was touring a 100-year-old building in Oklahoma on Tuesday when a staircase collapsed. Luckily, no one was on it. There was only one minor injury. Reba and several others were evacuated through a second story window. 11. THOMAS RHETT says he's "getting close" to releasing his next album, "Country Again, Side B". It'll have three or four collaborations, and maybe, just maybe, one of them will be "Salt", the song he wrote with ERIC CHURCH.